Presentations and forums on Kent State’s campus are being held leading up to Dec. 1 in honor of World AIDS Day.
To start off the week, an HIV in context presentation was given on Monday in the Kent Student Center.
Another presentation took place Tuesday in the DeWeese Health Center, led by Sierra Baker, a health educator in the University Health Service. The event focused on the importance of using condoms.
A resource and information table about HIV / AIDS and related issues will be located on the second floor of the Student Center on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Thursday, a round-table discussion entitled “HIV in the 21st Century: New Methods in Prevention” will be presented at 2 p.m. in room 024 of the Student Center. The discussion will be led by Equitas Health Community Engagement Manager Zach Reau.
“HIV and AIDS is not just an issue among the (LGBT) community anymore,” said Ken Ditlevson, director of the LGBTQ Student Center. “Even though we aren’t seeing people die from it nearly as much, the disease is still ongoing and people should still be aware.”
Free confidential HIV testing will be held on Thursday and next Monday at the DeWeese Health Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Testing is by appointment only.
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